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“Jazz is the graffiti of music,” says Karen Mosbacher. 

Jazz is American music characterized by propulsive syncopated rhythms, polyphonic ensemble playing, varying degrees of improvisation, and often deliberate distortions of pitch and timbre. Those accelerated and energetic sounds stimulate Karen’s synesthetic way of seeing differently than other genres of music. All. That. Jazz. is as wildly fun and full of energy to view as it is to paint.


Karen's father, Billy Mosbacher was declared an “up and coming Jazz pianist” by UpBeat Magazine in the early 50’s. As early as she can remember, Karen spent time drawing and coloring under Billy’s piano while he practiced. “The closer I am to an instrument, the more vibrant the colors, textures, and shapes are in the notes.

As my Dad used to say, ‘It’s really cool.’”

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Opus One,

Tommy Dorsey

Acrylic and Graphite on Canvas

40" x 60" x 2"

Contact: KarenMosbacher

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Take the A Train,

Tommy Dorsey

Oil and Graphite on Canvas

36" x 72" x 1.5"

Contact: Karen Mosbacher

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My Funny Valentine,

Miles Davis

Oil and Graphite on Canvas

50" x 50" x 2"

Contact: Karen Mosbacher

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Take 5, Dave Brubeck

Oil and Graphite on Canvas

(5) 18" x 18" x 2.5"

Contact: Karen Mosbacher

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Orange Colored Sky,

Nat King Cole

Oil and Graphite on Canvas

(3) 30" x 30" x 2"


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